Officer decisions

Use the below search options at the bottom of the page to find information regarding recent decisions that have been taken by council officers.

Alternatively you can visit the decisions by Cabinet, committees, etc page for information on decisions that have been taken by the council’s decision making bodies.

Officer Decisions during the COVID19 Pandemic

A list of key decisions made by Dorset Council during the COVID19 outbreak as part of our response has been published for consideration by the Resources Scrutiny Committee on 2 June 2020. These decisions were made by senior officers and portfolio holders using delegated powers as outlined in the council’s constitution. These delegated powers are required during crisis situations such as the COVID19 outbreak so that critical decisions can be made quickly to respond to rapidly changing circumstances and to put appropriate arrangements in place.

The decisions made over recent weeks include, Closure of council services including libraries, leisure centres, country parks, public toilets, household recycling centres and day centres; Agreement to relax off-peak bus pass criteria so they can be used before 9.30am; Temporary suspension of charges in all off street car parks. These decisions are now being reviewed retrospectively by the Resources Scrutiny Committee.

Once the COVID19 major incident is over, the council will resume its usual processes with key decisions made by councillors through committees.

Officer decisions
Title Date
Extinguish Bridleway 2, Loders 10/09/2020
The lease of 13 Roundhayes Close, Weymouth, DT4 0RN 09/09/2020
Footpath 69 (part) Swanage, Diversion 09/09/2020